So I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately on Church. I’ve been listening and reading to a lot of stuff online as well as reading the old fashion way with ink on pages you feel and smell and hold while you digest. It’s making me ask some pretty stupid questions for a guy who works as a pastor.
Here’s the question of the day and I’d honestly love to read any responses you would care to leave in comments.
“What is Church?” The picture with this post is the first image that popped up on Google Image Search for “church”. I’ve been reading guys who are saying things about the past, present and future of the church that would lead me to believe there’s no room for me or no need of me in it. They say that you couldn’t get the people that I live with here to actually form a community of faith and I have to wonder if maybe I’ve fooled myself all this time.
If it’s not about relationship and each of us moving closer to God through Jesus, getting more of him into us and more of us into him and more of us shared with each other, then I’m not sure what it is.
The more books I read the more difficult it sounds to be church but experience wise and taking the Bible for what it says, it seems profoundly simple.
So what do you think? What’s your one sentence description of church? What is Church?